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WE WON!!!!!!

he calls me mommy's picture

i was a bit leary about posting in here so i didnt get to meet as many of you as i would have liked, i also didnt get to post too many of my struggles. quite some time ago the beast stole my SS from his father and i. she then proceeded to take us to court because she wanted full custody something she hadnt even thought of before i was in the picture. my hubby was hit with a contemp of court and all kinds of htings after we refused to send my ss back to his mother because he was PETRIFIED....

I HATE BEING A STEP PARENT

WW's picture

I am so happy to have found this site. and have a place to vent...in a lot of ways i'm lucky, my SD says she loves me, she's a good girl with a good heart, but I resent her...she lives with us part time...and the older she becomes and the more she looks and acts like her mother, the more i resent her...I resent that she has her whole life in front of her and thanks to me working my ass off it's a good life...living between two homes she has the benefit of both...

Almost, but not quite alone...

Overwhelmed in Texas's picture

So, summer visitation is over and the ex- finally is back on her visitation schedule. Just an fyi, we have custody of the kids cause she is such a mess she lost custody.

Anyway, so it starts out a mess as usual, she forgot to pick them up from school. School calls and they finally find her and she gets the girls. They are with her alllllll weekend! Unless she kicks one out, which is a regular occurence.

I AM STILL ALIVE!!!

step mom of 1's picture

I am sorry that I have been absent lately I have been enjoying my pregnancy. No more morning sickness. HOORAY!!!! I have been shopping up a storm with my parents and ss. Who has been enjoying the fact that he will be having a new baby brother or sister in January. But there is the other issue at hand the BM, who still says that ss will be left out. I take him to ALL my doctor appts, he comes shopping with me. He helps pick out paint for the nursery, he evens gets to give he say in baby names( even the ones I don't what to hear).

The strawberry is here!

Caitlin's picture

And she's a little strawberry-banana! That is, she's jaundiced, but she's on the mend now. She had in-home photo therapy all last week and she's finally thriving, but it was a little scary for a while because she lost a whole pound and she was severely dehydrated while we were waiting for my milk to come in. She's gaining weight again and the doctors and nurses took excellent care of her, so all's well now.

sleeping issue: what would you do?

mom-like's picture

SD6 has trouble sleeping through the night. She goes to bed fine, but then wakes up and gets anxious. She comes in to our bedroom and wakes my husband (and by default me) up. He says 'it's okay. go back to bed.' This happens 4 or 5 times a night (we have her 3 nights a week). In the morning she says she's sorry she does it and will try harder not to. This has been going on for years.

To complicate matters, at her other house she shares a bed with her mother. She is not used to sleeping/being alone.

Legal Issue?

DirtFreakMom's picture

My SD13's mom lives with her parents (SD's grandparents). She has lived with them off and on for about a year. My DH has primary custody of SD, but during the summer, SD stays with BM every other week. During school, she only sees BM every other weekend. SD doesn't want to go see her mother, but does because the courts say she must. Her mother has a drug problem, can't keep a job (doesn't even really try to get one), and is very irresponsible (obviously).

I'm done!

Mocha2001's picture

I’m writing this here because I guess I don’t know where else to go. I’m tired of fighting with DH over BM and SS. I don’t know what to do anymore other than distance myself from the situation. I’m damned if I do, and I’m damned if I don’t. Certainly I will take care of and love SS the same as I always have, but … I can’t discuss situations with DH anymore, or SS’ care (unless it really is detrimental) … I can’t fight with DH anymore about things … I’m just going to let things happen and roll with the flow. If he has a concern he can come to me.

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